Tahitian Vanilla Ice Milk
- Split and scrape vanilla bean: On cutting board, slit the bean lengthwise. Scrape down the length of the bean to scoop out all the seeds. Place the seeds in a little mound on the cutting board. Add a teaspoon of granulated sugar; work the sugar and seeds together with the tip of your middle finger, until sugar and seeds are totally mixed and seeds don't stick together anymore.
- Place vanilla bean and seeds, sugar, and milk in a saucepan. Stir occasionally until the mixture just starts to come to a boil. Cover; remove from heat and let stand 30 minutes.
- Remove vanilla bean and scrape it between your thumb and forefinger to get every bit of seed and pulp out of it. Discard pod.
- Cool overnight. Add to ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.